Labor Hospital Bag: Packing Guide for Mom and Baby


Hello Moms!

With all the hustle and bustle of rushing to the hospital, there is no time to pack your bags! This must all be done at least a month before your scheduled due date! In this video, I’ll show you what to pack for labor in order for you (and your hubby!) to stay calm, cool, and collected on your big day! Keep watching the video for more details!

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What the Hospital Needs from You

I would recommend putting all your important documents, such as your driver’s license (or other valid picture ID), your insurance card, birth plan (if you have one), and hospital paperwork all in one easily accessible place. This way there is no scrambling when you first get to the hospital!

Hospital Bag

The hospital will provide a supply of some of these items, but it’s always a good idea to bring extra pajamas, Maxi Pads, basic toiletries, nursing bras, slippers, underwear, and some make-up so you’re photo ready! If you’re going to break the big news to your friends and family, a list of numbers and emails is very handy! Also, leave all your valuables at home. This is not the time or place for your most expensive jewelry or keepsakes!

What Your New Baby Needs

Perhaps the most important thing you can buy before getting to the hospital is an infant rear-facing car seat for your baby. Many hospitals won’t even let you leave unless one is properly installed in your car. This is all about keeping your child safe and snug on your car rides! Other items include pajamas, bibs, side-snap t’s, and the hospital burp cloth! Watch my video here on these amazing cloths!

Hope you liked my video on what to bring to the hospital when having a baby! With this hospital bag checklist, you’ll be totally ready to welcome your new baby into the world! Congratulations and best of luck with your new child!

Did this help? What special items did you bring to the hospital with you? Please share below!

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  • Dana

    Victoria’s Secret Pink sweatsuits. As soon as I could get that hospital gown off, it was OFF. 🙂

  • shenna

    nursing bra, socks, toiletries, and that’s it! Everything else I brought I didn’t use!

  • Meg

    Hair bands, own toiletries, socks, and going home outfit for me and baby

  • sharon

    My own pillows from home, slippers, and a robe is essential!!!! I stayed in the hospital gowns the whole time, who wants to get their own nightgowns a mess? So i just had a nice robe to throw on over it and no one noticed.

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